Azeez Solanke and Nimota Aregbesola, at the weekend emerged the champions of the Funke Oshonaike Foundation U-16 Junior Table Tennis Classics. Solanke defeated Jamiu Ayanwale 4-0 in the boys final while Aregbesola finished first in the girls category after emerging the best in the round robin.
The three-day tournament saw over 30 junior players from different parts of the country engaging in clinics which culminated in the final competitions.
The final was witnessed by several dignitaries which included the President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, Wahid Enitan-Oshodi, Former Secretrary General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Banji Oladapo, Editor of The Nation Newspaper, Gbenga Omotosho, Nollywood star, Lillian Bach, among others.
Despite finishing third in the ladies event, Agnes Onoja, stole the show when she came from 3-1 down in her match against Alimot Ayinla, to emerge victorious with 4-3 margin. It was not just about the final matches but also the opportunity to put into practice what the players have learnt during the clinic.
Source : SunOnline